To me accessorizing using jewelry can be so tough. for a few reasons…. the first being how constricting, heavy or chunky jewelry is really hard for me to wear. It can put me into a panic attack… no joke a concert bracelet did this to me one time. Also I just really like simple, almost underwhelming pieces. Nothing too colorful, flashy, or fancy. I do understand though that jewelry can up an outfit to another level. So today I am breaking it all down and sharing jewelry and also storage solutions as well.
First let’s talk quality. I am a firm believer in balance in pretty much anything. So I feel like really great quality or a higher price point for classic pieces you will wear FOREVER is the way to go. For everything else, most of all things that are on a trend, go cheap!
As far as metals goes… I used to be all in on just silver no gold…. since that is what my wedding rings are. Now I mix and match with no issue. I tend to gravitate toward gold for necklaces a lot.
Similar to clothing, I don’t really shop around, I have my favorites and stick to it. I find it very easy to shop at Loft for accessories since I shop there a lot for clothing. I also love the variety of pieces that Nordstrom has, and you can obviously never go wrong on Amazon.
Here are my current Loft Favorites. Loft does change out their inventory quite a bit, so most things are seasonal. The earrings are weightless and so easy to wear. It gives the appearance of a hoop without the bulk or heaviness.
What I love about Nordstrom is there is a piece of jewelry for any price point, season, or occasion. The Tory Burch Earrings are one of my top 10 all time products. I don’t wear a ton of rings, heck most of the time I don’t wear a wedding band, but I love the bang for the buck you get when you purchase a stackable set.
Amazon can be tricky. I say, make sure you read reviews before purchase of jewelry. Also stick to lower price points if it isn’t a name brand. I love the wrap bracelet trend right now, and since it is a trend that will be here today, probably gone tomorrow, I prefer not to invest a ton in those pieces.
So one of my personal biggest problems with jewelry is that I am terrible at keeping track of it. I lose so many pieces, because I just don’t take the time to put it away. I have the jewelry case mirror and LOVE it. I also have a few travel cases for on the go. It’s important to have a system for organizing jewelry.
I hope this helps those of you who, like me, just don’t even know where to start with jewelry. I would say if you don’t have a collection of pieces but want to start one, try this…. start with basics. A few pieces that could and will go with everything and then build from there. When you purchase a new top, think about a piece of jewelry that would go well with it. Then as you acquire pieces you will find that you can mix and match.